Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - 10 Days

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  • 10 Days
Price per personUS$999
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No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1189
2 - 2 US$ 1130
3 - 5 US$ 1030
6 - 10 US$ 999
11 - 16 US$ 989
24 May, 2024
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  • Trip Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December
  • Max Altitude5,357 m


“Escape the crowds of the Everest Base Camp Trek and take the road less traveled. This is the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, where you’ll get an authentic glimpse of timeless Himalayan culture—and all the mountain views your heart could desire.”

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek highlights

  • Experience an awe-inspiring mountain flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Acquaint yourself with the culture and traditions of the friendly Sherpa people
  • Climb to the high-altitude Gokyo Lakes and enjoy stunning mountain views
  • Gaze upon the magnificence of world-class mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
  • Ascend to the peak of Gokyo Ri (5,360 meters) for unforgettable panoramic views of the Himalayas



A Great Alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek

If there’s too much hustle and bustle along the trails of the Everest Base Camp Trek to tempt you into Nepal’s mountainous Khumbu region, consider the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek instead.

This is the Khumbu as it used to be: winding riverine trails still free of crowds, mountainside Sherpa villages where yaks still graze in herds, and quiet alpine viewpoints where the skyscraping peaks of the high Himalayas still exert a powerful hush over the landscape.

Alpine Ramble Treks has carefully designed a 10-day Everest trekking itinerary for travelers who want to avoid the crowds without missing out on the very best that the region has to offer, including dramatic views of Everest’s picture-perfect northwest face.

Experience the Allure of Trekking in Nepal

A front-and-center view of Mount Everest is only one of many highlights of our 10-day Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

As we ascend from the airport at Lukla to delve into the world’s highest mountains, we’ll trek beneath the overhanging summits of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu to reach the storied villages of Phakding and Namche Bazaar.

And it’s here that our route diverges from the Everest Base Camp Trek, ascending through the wild and rugged environment of Sagarmatha National Park on quiet trails to explore traditional Sherpa communities, ancient monasteries, and spellbinding scenes of natural beauty.

These incredible glimpses into the scenery and culture of Nepal are what makes trekking in the Himalayas so unforgettable.

What can you expect on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek?

Our trek is named after the Gokyo Lakes. At 4,700 meters above sea level, these lakes comprise the highest freshwater lake system on the planet, and there are actually six main bodies of water.

We’ll pay a close visit to three of the most beautiful: Longponga Tso, Taujung Tso, and Gokyo Tso. There is scarcely any beauty in the world that can compare with the deep malachite color of their waters rippling in an alpine breeze or the ethereal reflection of the Ngozumpa glacier shimmering across the surface of the lakes when the wind drops.

We’ll also ascend to the marvelous viewpoint of Gokyo Ri, where your exertion on the trail will be rewarded with astonishing panoramic views of Khumbu’s most magnificent mountains.

So if the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek sounds like the adventure you’ve been craving, reach out to Alpine Ramble Treks today! We are standing by via WhatsApp at +977 9851175531

Best Time of Year for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

The best time of year for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is much the same as the best time of year for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Weather in Nepal is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon.

In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable.

Other trekkers might prefer to undertake the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek during the autumn season, between September and November.

This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Of course, winter treks are also possible; while temperatures can be cold and trails can be packed with snow, there is an undeniable appeal to enjoying the majesty of the Khumbu without a crowd.

We typically recommend against hiking the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.

Please note: On rare occasions, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. This can happen during any time of the year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to make any possible alternative arrangements to minimize the interruption to your holiday.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty

While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek package, this is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,000 meters.

You’ll be walking for six or seven hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and high-altitude mountain passes.

For these reasons, you should be in good health and have physical fitness before embarking on this trek. Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to visit the high-altitude Gokyo Lakes.

An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way from Luka to Gokyo—and back again.

More Everest Trekking Options

If our 10-day Everest Gokyo Lake Trek isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of Everest trekking alternatives here in Khumbu. Consider our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek or our eight-day alternative option.

And if you’re only here on a brief visit, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Helicopter Tour or Scenic Everest Flight.

With convenient departures from Kathmandu, these day trips are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest when you’re short on time. We can also arrange for trips to any other region of Nepal, like the fantastic Annapurnas or the exciting Langtang region.

Additional benefits of this trek

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!


Please note: The trekking times indicated Below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace. We also recommend arriving in Kathmandu at least one day before your scheduled itinerary begins; this will allow you to meet with our trekking team in advance to learn more about your planned activities. Staying in Kathmandu for an extra day or two at the end of the itinerary will also provide you with a more flexible schedule in the event that mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.


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The scenic alpine flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes half an hour to complete, but it’s widely regarded as the most exciting flight in the world. No other flight offers such incredible views of the Himalayas, and the anticipation of our upcoming trek certainly adds to the exhilaration! When we land in this little mountain town, we’ll meet up with our crew of porters and spend about two hours enjoying some hot tea and good conversation while we adjust to the increased altitude. This is the world-famous Khumbu, the home of the Sherpa people—and the home of Mount Everest.

When it’s time to get moving, we’ll begin our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek by hiking gently downhill, passing through the Sherpa village of Cheplung before following the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. Soon we’ll reach the first of many gravity-defying suspension bridges which characterize the mountains and valleys of the Khumbu. We’ll cross the bridge and trek through another town known as Ghat before continuing past a series of Buddhist stupas and mani walls, which are comprised of a multitude of stones carved with Buddhist mantras. We’ll share the trail with other trekkers, locals, and even the occasional train of yaks! After about three hours on the march, we’ll reach the village of Phakding, where we’ll take our lodgings for the night at the best available trekking lodge or teahouse.

Please note: Your flight to Lukla may depart from the Ramechhap Airport in Manthali rather than Kathmandu, due to ongoing upgrades at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Alpine Ramble Treks will keep you apprised of the situation and arrange any necessary additional transportation via microbus.

  • Accommodation: Azalia/ Sherpa Lodge
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

Our second day on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek will bring us from the little village of Phakding all the way to the most significant town in the Khumbu: Namche Bazaar. We’ll continue to follow the waterline of the Dudh Koshi as we get started, ascending through forests of rhododendron, fir, Himalayan pine, and cedar to gain fantastic views of the mountains Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. Our path then leads across a number of suspension bridges and into more pine forest, punctuated with the occasional tiny mountain settlement or guesthouse. Before arriving at Namche Bazaar, we’ll reach a splendid viewpoint where we’ll get our first good look at Everest itself. When you’ve had your fill of this remarkable view, we’ll make the final push to Namche Bazaar. This historic trading hub is built like an arena within a mountain amphitheater, surrounded by the high peaks of the snowcapped Himalaya. We’ll get checked into our lodge and drop off our bags, leaving you with plenty of time this afternoon to explore the bustling local markets.

  • Accommodation :Sakura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

Today serves as an acclimatization day in Namche; as we reach higher altitudes, our bodies need some time to adjust to the increased elevation and rarefied atmosphere. Fortunately, we still have plenty of options to keep ourselves busy. We can take a day hike towards the twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde, and we can stop at the Hotel Everest View to enjoy the unforgettable sight of Everest, Taboche, Thamserku, and many other Himalayan mountains scraping the sky. In Khumjung, we’ll visit the Edmund Hillary School, named after the world-famous New Zealand mountaineer who first reached the summit of Everest with Tenzing Norgay. The nearby Khumjung Monastery also holds a mysterious relic dating back to 1995: a purported yeti scalp! After taking a close look at this fascinating piece of Himalayan history, we’ll descend back to Namche Bazaar to visit the Sherpa Museum and photo gallery before spending another night at our lodge.

  • Accommodation :Sakura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Time: 2 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

After our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we’ll begin our next morning on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek fully rested and ready to keep hiking. Our path descends gently through Sherpa villages clustered beneath staggering peaks like Taboche, Cholatse, and the mighty Ama Dablam. If we’re lucky, we may be able to spot wildlife like the Himalayan tahr or the danphe, Nepal’s own national bird. Continuing on, we’ll ascend to the mountain pass of Mong La, which is a great place to stop for tea while enjoying some truly outstanding views. From here, we’ll trek down through a pleasant forest of pine and giant fir, passing the town of Phortse Thenga and climbing once more to arrive at Dole. This is a picturesque mountain village with stone walls, green fields, and sweeping views of Thamserku and Kangtega. We’ll stop here for a hard-earned dinner and a good night’s rest.

  • Accommodation: Local lodge
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,200m/13,779ft

Today’s hike is relatively short, so we’ll take our time eating breakfast and making the most of the spectacular views and peaceful ambiance here in Dole. When we’re ready to lace up our boots and move on, we’ll make a gradual ascent on stark hills blanketed sparsely with low-lying grassy tussocks. We’ll trek past seasonally-used settlements to earn spectacular views of Cho Oyu, which towers over the surrounding scenery at 8,188 meters. Our path then follows the course of the Dudh Koshi, leading us through the river valley to reach Machhermo after approximately two or three hours in total. Machhermo is an especially agreeable little mountain village with about six seasonal lodges and a hospital. If you’re feeling restless, we can ascend to the ridge just above town to catch a glimpse of Mount Everest—otherwise, we’ll take the rest of the day at our leisure, enjoying the relaxed vibes of Machhermo before spending the night at our teahouse or trekking lodge.

  • Accommodation: Good Luck Lodge
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,470m/14,666ft

Today, we’ll lay our eyes at last upon the lakes which have given the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek its name. To get there, we’ll begin by hiking past Sherpa villages along a steep ridgeline and passing some chortens, or stupas, before reaching a stone staircase that will take us to the moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It’s here that the Gokyo Lakes are found, between the glacial moraine and the face of Cho Oyu: the world’s sixth highest mountain. The first of their number is Longponga Tso, whose waters are surrounded by low brown hills and ringed with small boulders where pilgrims and travelers have erected a number of little stone cairns. Continuing on, we’ll approach the second lake: Taujung Tso, which is only a short distance away but is even more picturesque against a backdrop of snow-dusted peaks.

From here, our path leads on through the stark, rock-strewn landscape of the glacial moraine for about half an hour before arriving at Gokyo itself. This village is truly a wonder out of time: with its stunning location clustered on the shores of Gokyo Tso, its herds of yaks, and its comfortable stone-built houses, it’s sure to rank high on your own personal list of Everest trekking highlights. Gokyo is situated at a staggering 4,750 meters above sea level, and we’ll spend the rest of the day enjoying the marvels of its high-altitude scenery before spending the night at one of the town’s teahouses.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge
  • Trekking time: 4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,800m/15,749ft

After early morning breakfast, we’ll shoulder our packs and begin the ascent to Gokyo Ri, where we’ll earn the most spectacular views on the entire Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. Gokyo Ri is a nearby summit situated at 5,360 meters, which we should be able to reach in just about two hours of strenuous climbing. As we ascend, the trail offers fantastic views of the Ngozumpa Glacier and surrounding mountains—but the real star of the show is the panoramic mountain view from the summit itself. We’ll bear witness to the unforgettable natural spectacle of a contiguous wall of snow-laden Himalayan peaks: Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taboche, among others. Alpine views don’t get much better than this, and we’ll spend plenty of time photographing the scene and enjoying the lonely beauty of these austere, frozen mountains. When we’re ready to move on, we’ll retrace our steps to Gokyo and retrieve any gear that we’ve left in town. Then we’ll begin the return trek to Machhermo, passing the alluring Gokyo Lakes once more before arriving at our guesthouse and spending another night in Machhermo.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge
  • Trekking time: 5/6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 5,357m/17,576ft

Although we’ll be retracing our steps on this part of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, we’ve still got a long day of hiking ahead of us—and you may be surprised to see how each step feels fresh and exciting when approached from a new direction. We’ll begin by descending from Machhermo, approaching and eventually crossing the Dudh Koshi river. Passing through a familiar forest of pine and fir, we’ll stop for lunch in Dole before pressing on to bypass Khumjung and arrive at Namche Bazaar after about six or seven hours in total. The rest of the day can be enjoyed at our leisure—but remember that Namche is a historic trading town, and it’s a good place to look for any souvenirs or mementos that you’ve had your eyes on. After savoring a hearty dinner (and maybe a slice of German cake), we’ll spend the night at our guesthouse here in Namche.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

It’s almost time to bid farewell to the high peaks of the Himalayas! Leaving Namche behind, we’ll descend through cool, shaded woods this morning, following the same path that we tread just a few short days ago. We’ll pass Phakding, travel along the bank of the Dudh Koshi once more, and return through the pleasant village of Cheplung to arrive back at Lukla. Altogether, you can anticipate spending about five or six hours hiking during this last day on the trail. When we arrive in Lukla, we’ll toast our accomplishments on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek over dinner in town before retiring to our guesthouse to rest our tired feet. 

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge
  • Hiking time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

Another scenic mountain flight is the first thing on today’s agenda, as we return from the mountain airstrip of Lukla to the capital of Kathmandu. Savor your last views of the Himalaya’s highest peaks from the air before we descend into the Kathmandu Valley, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You’ll have plenty of time today to catch up on your sleep, shop for unique handicrafts and curios, or visit the many cultural attractions here in the city. Tonight, we’ll get together for a final farewell dinner in the Thamel district. We’ll also arrange your transportation back to Tribhuvan International Airport when it’s time for your departure flight. Thank you for choosing Alpine Ramble Treks for your Everest Gokyo Lake trekking adventure!

Please note: The trekking times indicated the above are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace.

  • Accommodation Type:
  • Flight time: 40 m approx
  • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
  • Assistant guide for group 6 or above
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals before and after the trek
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hard and soft alcohols, snacks, hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge fee, and extra porter
  • Travel insurance - insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation 
  • Personal cloths and trekking equipment
  • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
  • Gratitudes to the guides and staff (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program

Trip Info


Food on Everest Gokyo trek

Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime, for multiple days of trekking, we obviously need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized.

As we trek in the mountain our body obviously needs a good level of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness level for the trekking. However, the meal on this trek is very handy but it might be slightly different in size and taste than it in city areas.

During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snack options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)


Water options 

Everest region has many shops or even on tea house you will easily be found the regular bottle of mineral water to buy, also we have plenty of water sources along the way, refilling the water from the random taps or water source is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most important factors while trekking at such a high altitude and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L of water per day is recommended.


Accommodation facts 

Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 and 5-star hotel booking as well on request.


Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!


Best Time to Do Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Everest Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest Base Camp, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.


Travel Insurance

In Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.


Packing lists

The following lists are the essential trekking gear that is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit


Safety and Satisfactions


On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.


Responsible tourism

Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom, and their beliefs

  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
  • We Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.


Transportations on Trek

Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flowers then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send us all your documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.


Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.


Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.



Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 


Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 


Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.

Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.


Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 


  • Somsikhar Jamali - November 20, 2017

    Dil Gurung is a safe pair of hands. This summarizes what he does in a nutshell. He has fantastic emotional quotient and is attentive to detail and to every single member of his expedition client team. I would go back with him to the Nepali Himalayas any time. I would endorse him as an excellent guide for an international audience. It is great to see that his enterpreneurship has led him to set up his own outfit. His maturity and conscientiousness are remarkable.



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